Bucephalus


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Bucephalus

(byo͞osĕ`fələs), favorite horse of Alexander the Great. There are legends of his speed and the wondrous deeds that Alexander performed while riding him. He died in 326 B.C. after the battle on the Hydaspes River. The city Bucephala was founded there by Alexander in his honor.

Bucephalus

wild steed, broken by Alexander to be his mount. [Gk. Hist.: Leach, 167]
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Alexander named the horse Bucephalus because the horse's head seemed 'as broad as a bull'.
For let any one effect, and then tell me, wherein does his idea of man differ from that of Peter and Paul, or his idea of horse from that of Bucephalus, but in the leaving out something that is peculiar to each individual, and retaining so much of those particular complex ideas of several particular existences as they are found to agree in?
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I had been of the opinion that the race was rather tedious with, I believe, the same dozen horses contesting all of these races since Bucephalus won the inaugural event for Alexander the Great in 350BC.